David Morris column

David Morris MP.
David Morris MP.

I was delighted to hear the news on Monday that the development at the former Frontierland site in Morecambe has been given the green light by Lancaster City Council.

I have been championing this development from the start and I am glad that Morecambe will be able to benefit from the scheme which will create around 500 jobs.

On Thursday last week I was invited to the Our Ladies Catholic College prize giving evening held at Lancaster Cathedral.

I was extremely impressed by how well the pupils had done over the last academic year and wish them all the best for the coming year, and hope their results get even better.

As it was bonfire weekend last week I wrapped up warm and attended the Arkholme bonfire, organised by the village hall committee.

This bonfire was the first held in Arkholme for over 10 years and was a roaring success.

The event was well attended and the firework display was brilliant.

I would like to thank all of the members of the committee who helped out with the event, especially those who were cooking sausages and burgers under a gazebo in the rain.

On Sunday I attended the Remembrance Sunday Service in Morecambe.

This year marked the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War in 1914, it meant this year’s remembrance service was all the more poignant.

I was delighted to see that this years parade was larger than ever with service groups and volunteer groups from the local area coming together to pay their respects.

The crowd this year was also larger than ever and it was fantastic to see so many Morecambe residents lining the streets to see the fallen.

A special mention must go to Mick Dennison, the president of the Morecambe and Heysham British Legion, who overcame illness earlier in the week to ensure the parade was organised and the service ran on time.

I also sent a wreath to Carnforth’s service to pay my respects.

I can be contacted on 01524 841225 or email david.morris.mp@parliament.uk.